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NASCAR All-Star Race Could Be Headed For Nashville

Ever since the Preds' historic Stanley Cup Finals run in 2017, Nashville has gained a lot of attention as a sports town, and the NHL isn't the only one to notice.

First, we got an MLS team.  Then the NFL Draft announced Music City as it's home in 2019.  Rumblings from Major League Baseball are that Nashville could be a home of a MLB expansion franchise soon.

And, now, NASCAR is coming to town. Well, maybe.

Adam Stern, a Motorsports reporter based out of Charlotte, is reporting that two NASCAR-related events could be being moved to Nashville soon, including the annual All-Star race and the Cup gala.

The All-Star race, which was held in Charlotte in May of this year, is an annual exhibition that showcases race winners from the previous season and the early part of the current season.

The Gala is the sport's awards ceremony - basically NASCAR's equivalent to the Oscars.  

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While a NASCAR race would be be a huge get for Music City, the current Fairgrounds Speedway would need signficant upgrades to house an event of this caliber - some estimate about $20 million worth.  If approved, however, it would represent the continuation of a huge upgrade to the Nashville Fairgrounds - it's also where the MLS franchise's stadium will be housed.

But who knows, maybe we'll all be able to watch a bunch of cars turn left soon! 

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